Come July 29, the ancient city of Ibadan will come alive as the 15th edition of the GOtv Boxing night holds.
The competition, organized by Flyklite Productions, which will feature seven bouts and two international fights, will hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) Stadium, Ibadan.
The event, sponsored by GOtv and Bet King, will be aired live on SuperSport in 47 African countries. GOtv Boxing night is making a return to the Oyo State capital, where it held in March 2017.
Reigning African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph of Nigeria, will be defending his title by facing Ghanaian opponent, Nathaniel Nukpe in a 12-round contest, which is the biggest of the seven bouts on the night.
Another big fight scheduled is the international light middleweight challenge contest between Nigeria’s Akeem “Dodo” Sadiku and Franc Houanvoegbe of the Republic of Benin.
Also billed to fight is the African Boxing Union welterweight champion and crowd favourite, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, who will square up against Kazeem “Iberu” Ariyo in a national challenge duel.
The cruiserweight division will feature Idowu “ID Cabasa” Okusote against Michael “Lion Heart” Godwin, while Prince “Lion” Nwoye will take on Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola in a lightweight challenge duel.
The light welterweight category will see Vincent “Dada” Essien test his mettle against Segun “Showboy” Olalehin. There will also be a heavyweight clash between Daniel “Big Shark” Emeka and Sulaimon “Olags” Adeosun.
The best boxer at the event will walk away with a cash prize of N1million attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.